Agnes C. Niswonger

TROY - Agnes C. Niswonger, 90, of Troy, Ohio, and formerly of Palestine, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 10, 2012, at 12:21 a.m. at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Union City, Ind., the daughter of the late Chester Clifford and Bessie Mae (Metzcar) Carpenter.

She was a homemaker and as a young girl her and her sisters sang in the Carpenter Trio. She was in the Sweet Adelines in Greenville and was director for a while. She taught sewing. She served in the United States Army as a WAC where she played trombone in the Army Band. She was a member of Palestine Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Lowell Niswonger; brothers and sisters, Orest Dwight Carpenter, Noel Thurman Carpenter, Florence Mabel Warner, Abby Lenore Carpenter, Richard Leon Carpenter, her twin sister Eunice Price, Margaret Alice Heaston, Marvin Carpenter, John Carpenter, Alberta Hoover.

She is survived by her children and spouses, Robert L. and Mary Niswonger Jr. of Troy, Carol M. Niswonger of Greenville, Gary K. and Ok Chu Niswonger of California; grandchildren and spouses, Jeannette Niswonger, Ted and Valerie Niswonger, Shelley and John Arnett; great-granddaughter, Mena Niswonger.

Services will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. at Palestine Church of Christ, 209 Lynn St., Palestine, Ohio, with Pastor Mike Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. Veteran's graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Palestine Church of Christ. Condolences for the family may be sent to



Published in The Daily Advocate on Dec. 10, 2012